Joined up as a private at 17 (underaged) with the 3rd Auckland Regiment. Trained in Egypt. Was in the Gallipoli landings along ANZAC Cove, wounded at Chunuk Bair on the 10th of Aug. 1915. Sent to England to recover. Gained the rank of Sergeant, he was put to training reinforcements until the 1st of Jan. 1918. When he was stationed along the Somme. Shipped home from England in July 1919. Survived the war and entered officer school in 1920.
Grandfather to Monty Shaw and Harry Shaw